AFTER MOURNING LUKE PERRY HOW WILL RIVERDALE MOVE ON

first_imgUnderstandably, neither CW nor producing studio Warner Bros. has announced production plans going forward. Thirteen of 22 Season 3 episodes have aired on the CW in the U.S. and Netflix in Canada, with the 14th scheduled for Wednesday (Thursday on Netflix). Others have been filmed, although it’s not clear how many are left to shoot before Riverdale goes on summer hiatus. Unless producers make a change, Fred would appear in any episodes Perry shot before the stroke.Although Perry’s Fred is not a main character in Riverdale, his absence creates a big problem for the show to resolve. The drama series revolves around Archie and his high school contemporaries, but wise Fred serves as a grounded presence amid the tempest of Riverdale teen drama. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The death of an actor on a TV show understandably elicits feelings of sadness, as is the case with Luke Perry of Riverdale.The CW drama shut down production for the day after Monday’s news of Perry’s death less than a week after he suffered a stroke.Perry’s family, friends and his many fans need time to absorb and mourn the loss, but eventually his Riverdale colleagues will have to figure out how to go on without the actor and his character, Fred Andrews, father of central character Archie (K.J. Apa). Advertisement Login/Register With: Luke Perry, pictured with fellow Riverdale star KJ Apa, died Monday. (Netflix Canada) Facebook Twitter A look at how past shows have dealt with actor deaths provides an idea of what options Riverdale might consider.Cory Monteith of GleeMonteith was a major “Glee” character when he died at the age of 31 in 2013. The fifth-season Fox musical dramedy took a production break before eventually presenting a Season 5 tribute episode that dealt with the death of his character, quarterback Finn. Later, executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed his hoped-for final series scene, which was precluded by Monteith’s death. Glee, which already had begun major cast changes before Monteith’s death, ended after its sixth season.last_img

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